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Former Virginia Hospital Center technician charged with raping patient

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A former Virginia Hospital Center technician has been arrested and charged with rape after a patient says he attacked her while she was being treated in January.

30-year-old Roy Anthony Jones is being held without bond at the Arlington County Detention Facility. He is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Police say a 37-year-old woman reported the rape happened in the early morning hours of January 13. She says she was being treated in the emergency room, and as part of that treatment, had gone to the hospital's imaging center.

She says she was alone and that the CT scan technician, identified as Jones, forced himself on her and raped her.

Police say the victim went back down to the emergency room and told staffers she had been sexually assaulted. Someone called police.

In a statement issued by the Virginia Hospital Center, spokesperson Maryanne Boster says, "All hospital employees go through an extensive background check prior to employment."

The statement also says, "As soon as the incident was reported, the individual was immediately placed on administrative leave and has been terminated."

Arlington police say DNA samples were collected and tested, and it was only recently that they could make the full case against Jones. He was arrested Monday morning and charged with rape.

Police say it is a disturbing crime.

"The problem is something could happen to anybody almost anywhere, so one always has to exude caution,” says Deputy Police Chief Daniel Murray. “But I'm extremely sympathetic to a patient trying to be in a place where they're seeking treatment, where they're seeking care, and then to have something tragically like this happen to them."

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